1890-CC $5 MS62 Certification #60091865, PCGS #8376

Owner's Comments

Doug Winters

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

David Akers wrote accurately when he noted that Gem quality 1890-CC Half Eagles are "rather rare."  In fact, any 1890-CC Half Eagle is extremely rare in grades above MS64. The most impressive example of this date is the PCGS MS66 that sold all the way back in 2004 in a Heritage auction for $66,125.  That example has not re-appeared on the market since then, and it would easily carry into six figures today.


David Akers (1975/88)

The 1890-CC is scarce, but not rare, in all grades. As a date, the 1890-CC is a bit more scarce than the 1882-CC but it is easier to locate in strictly uncirculated condition than the 1882-CC. It is comparable overall to the 1892-CC and 1893-CC and much more rare than the 1891-CC. Although many known specimens are only VF or EF, AU and even strictly uncirculated specimens can be obtained. However, gem quality mint state pieces are rather rare.

 

PCGS #
8376
Designer
Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
21.65 millimeters
Weight
8.36 grams
Mintage
53800
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
83
Pop Lower
434
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 675 R-5.6 45 / 106 153 / 218 TIE
All Grades 200 R-7.0 52 / 106 TIE 153 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 15 / 106 TIE 30 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 675
All Grades 200
60 or Better 4
65 or Better R-5.6
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better 45 / 106
All Grades 52 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 153 / 218 TIE
All Grades 153 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 218 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2004:6670, $66,125

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Douglas Winter, sold privately in 5/2002 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11016, $46,000

3 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade

Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1337, $9,775

3 MS64 PCGS grade

William Porter Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:9466, $10,350

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2004:6670, $66,125

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Douglas Winter, sold privately in 5/2002 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11016, $46,000

MS64 PCGS grade #3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1337, $9,775

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

William Porter Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:9466, $10,350